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Evening Jazz - Thursday February 18 2016


Roxy Coss/Push/Restless Idealism
Laurence Hobgood Trio/Straighten Up and Fly Right/Honor Thy Fathers
Lyle Mays Quartet/Disbelief/The Ludwigsburg Concert

Willie Jones III/New Boundary/Groundwork
Mary Foster Conklin/Night Song/Photographs
Danny Mixon/On A Clear Day/Pass It On

Jeremy Pelt/Baswald’s Place/#Jiveculture
Bill Frisell/You Only Live Twice (featuring Petra Hayden)/When You Wish Upon A Star
Florian Hoefner Group/The Narrows/Luminosity
Allison Au Quartet/The Clearing/Forest Grove


Jenny Maybee & Nick Phillips/Blue Monk/Haiku
Jeff Hall/Love Makes the Changes/Life, Collected
Laws-Biegel/Irlandaise/Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano

Mack Avenue Superband/All You Have To Be Is You/Live from Detroit Jazz Festival 2015
Rebecca Kilgore/One Little Kiss/Moonshadow Dance
Gabriel Mervine/Somethin’ Cute/People   

David Gilmore/The Seeker/Energies of Change
Laura Perlman/My Foolish Heart/Precious Moments
Ken Fowser/Timeless/Standing Tall

Charles Husson has been with HPR since 1994. He grew up in Tidewater, Virginia, playing music part-time during high-school and college. He moved to New York City in 1982 to explore the wider musical opportunities there, working for the Associated Press as an accountant in AP Broadcast, then as Satellite Operations Manager during the day, and playing music at night. Moving to Honolulu in 1991, he decided to try his hand at radio. “I was one of those kids who fantasized about being a DJ, but I never had the guts to follow up on it.” Hired as a board operator by previous Operations Director Mark Wagner, Charles was promoted to Ops Director in March 2002. In addition to managing the operations staff, he also voices underwriting credits and promos for the station. “Radio never stops, and the job is a pleasure; there is structure to it, but also different challenges every day.” Following the passing of Don Gordon, he has taken on the hosting duties for jazz in the evening. “For me, there’s nothing better than playing music for people in the evening while they’re relaxing after a day of work.”
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